Yokhanan 18 – יוחנן יח


1Yeshua said these things and went out with His Talmidim across the brook Kidron, to a place where there was a garden where He and His Talmidim entered.  2Yehudah the traitor also knew that place, for Yeshua and His Talmidim frequently gathered there.  3Yehudah, therefore, took a company of soldiers and also guards from the chief Kohanim and the P’rushim, and he came there with torches and lamps, and weapons.  4Yeshua, knowing everything that was to happen, went out and said to them. “Whom do you want?”  5They said to Him, “Yeshua HaNatzri.” Yeshua said to them, “I am He.” Yehudah the traitor was also standing with them.  6When Yeshua said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.  7Yeshua again asked them, “Whom do you want?” They said, “Yeshua HaNatzri.”  8Yeshua said to them, “I have told you that I am He; if then you want me, let these men go away;” 9(that HaDavar, which said, ‘Of those whom You gave me, I have lost not even one,’ might be fulfilled).   10But  Shimon  Kefa  had  a  sword, and he drew it and struck The Kohen HaGadol’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malek.  11And Yeshua said to Kefa, “Put the sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup which Avi has given me?”  12Then the soldiers and the captains and the Jewish guards seized Yeshua and bound Him.

13And they brought Him first to Khanan, because he was the father-in-law of Kayafah, who was The Kohen HaGadol of that year.  14Kayafah was the one who had counselled the Y’hudim that it was better for one man to die instead of the people.  15Shimon Kefa and one of the other Talmidim followed Yeshua. The Kohen HaGadol knew that talmid, so he entered with Yeshua into the courtyard.  16But Shimon stood outside near the gate. Then the other talmid, whom The Kohen HaGadol knew, went out and told the gatekeeper, and brought in Shimon.  17The young gatekeeper, the maiden, then said to Shimon, “Are you also one of the Talmidim of this man?” He said to her, “No.”  18And the servants and guards were standing and making a fire to warm themselves because it was cold; Shimon also stood with them and warmed himself.  19The Kohen HaGadol then questioned Yeshua concerning His Talmidim and concerning His teaching.  20Yeshua said to him, “I have spoken openly to the people, and I have always taught in the Beit K’nesset and in the Heikhal where all Y’hudim assemble; and I have spoken nothing secretly.  21Why do you ask me? Ask those who heard what I have spoken to them; behold, they know everything which I said.”  22And as He said these things, one of the guards who stood by struck Yeshua on His cheek and said to Him, “Is this how you answer The Kohen HaGadol?”  23Yeshua answered, saying to him, “If I have spoken any evil, testify to the evil; but if it is good, why did you strike me?”  24Khanan then sent Yeshua bound to Kayafah The Kohen HaGadol.  25Now Shimon Kefa was standing and warming himself. They said to him, “What, are you also one of His Talmidim?” He denied and said, “I am not.”  26Then one of the servants of The Kohen HaGadol, a kinsman of him whose ear Shimon had cut off, said to him, “Did I not see you with him in the garden?”  27Shimon again denied it; and at that very hour the cock crowed.

28Then they brought Yeshua from Kayafah to the Praetorium; and it was morning; and they did not enter into the Praetorium, so that they might not be defiled before they ate the Pesakh.  29Pilatos then went outside where they were, and said to them, “What accusation do you have against this man?”  30They answered, saying to him, “If He were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him up to you.”  31Then said Pilatos to them, “Take Him yourselves, and judge Him according to your own Torah.” The Y’hudim said to him, “We have no power to kill a man,” 32so that the word which Yeshua had said might be fulfilled, when He signified by what kind of death He was to die.  33Pilatos then entered into the Praetorium, and called Yeshua and said to Him, “Are you Melekh of the Yehudim?”  34Yeshua said to him, “Do you say this of yourself or have others told it to you concerning me?”  35Pilatos said to Him, “What, am I a Yehudi? Your own people and the chief Kohanim have delivered you to me; what have you done?”  36Yeshua said to him, “My Malkhut is not of this world; if my Malkhut were of this world, my servants would have fought so that I should not be delivered to the Y’hudim; but now my Malkhut is not from here.”  37Pilatos said to Him, “Then are you a melekh?” Yeshua said to him, “You say that I am a melekh. For this I was born, and for this very thing I came to the world, that I may bear witness concerning the truth. Whoever is of the truth will hear my voice.”  38Pilatos said to Him, “What is this truth?” And as he said this, he went out again to the Y’hudim and said to them, “I am unable to find even one cause against Him.  39You have a custom that I should release to you one at the Pesakh; do you wish, therefore, that I release to you this Melekh of the Yehudim?”  40They all cried out saying, “Not him, but Bar Abba.” Now this Bar Abba was a bandit.

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